RTX 2070 utilization only 1-3%?

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Message 1991512 - Posted: 26 Apr 2019, 1:14:41 UTC

I have a PC with Threadripper 1950x, RTX 2070, 64gb of quad channel 2666mhz Ram. I use Boinc on Windows 10.

When running I have 32 tasks that are CPU only, and 1 task thats says it uses 0.623 CPUs + 1NVIDIA GPU. This task is cuda50. When I look in task manager it shows that my GPU utilization is only 1-3%. Is this normal? If not, how do I fix it?
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Message 1991545 - Posted: 26 Apr 2019, 6:34:28 UTC
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Welcome to the project.

This is normal behaviour for a new computer running "stock" applications. For the first week or two it will try all the available applications, and eventually (should) settle on the "SoG" one, which will use far more of the GPU's resources, and will also use a fair bit of a CPU thread - it is best to allow a couple of spare threads. There are a number o f ways to do this, one of which is to go to the "advanced" view of the BOINC manager, click on the "options" menu item, then the "computing" tab. At the top of that tab you will see two boxes, one labelled "use at most xx% of the CPUs", by default this will be 100%, drop it down by say 30/32% (~93%), save the change and return to your normal view of BOINC.

There are quite a number of other things that can be done, but let's get you on your feet and establish a baseline for that computer before going any further.
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Message 1991553 - Posted: 26 Apr 2019, 11:53:35 UTC - in response to Message 1991545.  

Alright thank you. I will implement these changes when I get home from work and report back with results in a week or two.
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